Entries by Shannon Temple

Extreme Makeover Writing Edition ~ Teach Students How to Revise!

For years, I struggled with how to specifically teach revision.  Then the six traits came along, and life as a writing teacher became much easier.    One night on the couch while watching Extreme Makeover Home Edition, a bright idea popped into my head.  Why not let my students treat a rough draft as something […]

Hoot Lesson Plans

The first year that I decided to teach the novel Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, I did not want my Hoot lesson plans to simply consist of reading a chapter, answering comprehension questions, and discussing the plot diagram and conflicts.  So, I read the book chapter by chapter looking for literary techniques that could be analyzed and the […]